From Recruitment Consultant to Divisional Manager - Adam's story

From Recruitment Consultant to Divisional Manager - Adam's story

Published on 7th March 2017

Since joining Ambition, Adam Silver has progressed his career significantly.  From starting out as a junior Recruitment Consultant, he went on to become one of Ambition's top performing Senior Consultants before being promoted to his current role as Divisional Manager of the Business Advisory team.

Here Adam shares his story, describing a typical day at Ambition and what it takes to be successful in recruitment.

Your background

I graduated from Kent University in English Literature & Creative Writing with the original intention of forging a career in Journalism. However, after considering the financial rewards of working in Recruitment during my final year at University, I ended up joining Ambition as an Associate Consultant in Professional Services.

Six years on and I now manage a team covering the UK Restructuring, Insolvency, Forensic and Corporate Finance market. We work with an array of organisations from large international accountancy practices and consultancies to smaller more specialist boutiques.

What first attracted you to Ambition?

The company culture. I knew someone who had worked for the firm and she spoke very highly of the positive team culture and professional nature of the consultants.

Describe a typical day?

As in most recruitment businesses, no two days are the same although there is core activity that the team and I will carry out across the week including:

Conducting candidate registration meetings to establish what someone is looking for in a new role, attending client briefings to learn more about a particular job requirement, developing business with new and existing clients, candidate generation from either our database, LinkedIn, or through team mapping and the advertising of new vacancies in the marketplace.

Management responsibility will then feed into the above with the setting of weekly team objectives, conducting interviews for hires here at Ambition, hands-on training and development within the team and supporting the rest of the management group with company-wide initiatives.

How does working at Ambition help you develop as a professional?

Ambition has really helped me to develop my career in that I have been given an opportunity to fully immerse myself in a niche market and have the freedom to take complete ownership of my work.

I have been given the tools to make it work and have been entrusted to develop and enhance relationships with new and existing clients. This has, in turn, made me far more confident and commercial.

What is something you know about Ambition that you didn’t know before you joined?

Ambition celebrates the ‘national days’ of the countries we have offices in such as ‘Australia Day’, ‘Chinese New Year’ etc. which is always great fun.

What is your favourite perk?

High performers are treated to a Billers Lunch on a bi-monthly basis. It's a nice way to celebrate success among your peer group.

What life goals have you been able to achieve thanks to a career in recruitment?

I'd always wanted to get onto the property ladder while in my twenties and was able to do so before the age of 25 thanks to my career in recruitment.

What does it take to be successful in recruitment?

Hard-work and dedication.

What would you say to anyone considering working at Ambition?

I would recommend Ambition to anyone who wants to work in a firm that encourages career and skill development. There is a high investment in the staff and it makes for an enjoyable place to work.

Are you considering a career in recruitment? Ambition is currently hiring both new and experienced recruitment consultants.
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